(Nov. 2020) One of the longest standing executive search and leadership advisory firms in Ireland, Signium has a deep-rooted understanding and experience of Irish business across a number of industries and specialisms gained over decades of relationship building and partnering with clients in helping to build their leadership teams.
“There was a stark rationale for opening the business in 1995,” said managing director Martin McEvoy. “In simple terms, it was set up to deliver the best available talent in the market – rather than just a shortlist of people who were looking for a job. In fact, at the time it felt like it would have been irresponsible not to set up this type of bespoke service!”
Founded globally in 1951; Signium is one of the world’s premier Executive Search firms with over 45 offices in 6 Continents. Its 160+ consultants successfully complete 1,500+ search assignments per year; and are consistently recognised as a Global search industry leader.
Fundamental to its business approach has been its consistently rigorous standards & processes; closely defining and agreeing a client organisations requirement – and then providing detailed research, with targeted candidate identification along with deep engagement and evaluation of market talent. Approximately 90% of its placed candidates are dislodged from gainful employment where they are already delivering strong value for their current organisation.
That’s not surprising given that around 30% of Signium’s annual overhead is spent on its research function alone. This level of investment, combined with its Global Partnership footprint and extensive contacts facilitates exceptional access to sourcing and to committing strategic talent. In turn this of course leads to richer client shortlists and Signium Ireland is currently running at an industry-leading 93% average assignment completion rate.
Given its ‘high-touch’ relationships – and duty of care to both its clients’ Employer Brands and Candidates it stands to reason that repeat clients represent around 70% of Signium’s business.
Signium Ireland wishes to thank all clients, candidates and its extended networks for a very special 25 years.
“To misquote Twain: when you really enjoy what you do as much as we do – it never feels like work!” said Mr. McEvoy.